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Judge to re-sentence Scott Peterson in December to life term

Peterson has spent more than 15 years on death row.
Credit: AP
FILE - This May 11, 2018, file photo, provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Scott Peterson. California prosecutors said Tuesday, June 1, 2021, that they won't again seek the death penalty against Sctt Peterson in the 2002 slaying of his pregnant wife even if he is granted a new trial based on juror misconduct. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP, File)

SACRAMENTO, Calif — A California judge says Wednesday that she plans to resentence Scott Peterson to life in prison Dec. 8 while she separately considers whether he deserves a new trial in the 2002 murders of his pregnant wife and unborn son. Peterson has spent more than 15 years on death row, but the California Supreme Court tossed out his sentence last year and prosecutors say they won’t again seek to have him executed. 

Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager expects the resentencing to last no longer than two hours, with brief statements from family members of 27-year-old Laci Peterson, who was eight months pregnant when she was killed.

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